The Airing of Grievances


Happy Festivus! Now, I know that given my usual proclivity for decorating that you might thing this was MY doing, but no. Just a random photo found on the internets. I don’t actually do anything formally for this other than, well, that which I am quite good at: The Airing of Grievances!! I know, I know, you are thinking that I do that all year long, why actually mark off a particular day, right? Well, ’cause it’s nice to sort of wrap up the year’s gripes on all topics into one tidy list, then burn ’em in the fireplace and clean the slate for the next year. So without further ado….here’s my list…some flat out stolen from Bill in Portland Maine’s diary today and some of my own. Enjoy, and feel free to steal for your own list if anything hits you where it counts 🙂

>> President Obama, for not enacting my agenda fast enough.  (Bill)

>> The San Diego Padres for trading away Jake Peavy, letting Trevor Hoffman walk  & now threatening to trade away our home town hero Adrian Gonzalez. It’s bad enough that you’ve competed the last two  years for worst record in baseball, now you want to take away *any* reason the fans might have to go to games?

>> John McCain and Sarah Palin, for being the whiniest losing presidential ticket ever. (Bill)

>> The traditional media, for another year of quoting politicians, “experts” and spokespeople without asking the fundamental question: “Are they speaking the truth, or am I being played for a sucker?” Too many times the answer is: Like a Tootsie Pop. (Bill)

>>Speaking of the media – any program that features guests from both sides of an issue for a ‘debate’ which is never a ‘debate’ but just a full out screaming over each other match. Waste of my time people!

>> Family values titans Tiger Woods, John Ensign and Mark Sanford, for thinking with the wrong head. (Bill)

>> Credit card companies that skirt new federal regulations and charge 80 percent interest. (Bill) with my addendum: Skank of America specifically for sending notice that my new purchases will be charged at 30 percent moving forward.

>> Joe Lieberman, walking proof that backstabbers and liars do, indeed, prosper. Remember that, kids! (Bill)

>> Wall Street barons, for returning to their greedy, greedy ways and not even having the decency to pick the confetti out of their hair and the caviar out of their teeth before they tell us how grateful they are to us for bailing them out. (Bill)

>> The 53 percent of Maine voters who repealed our gay marriage law and proved that we are, in fact, not a “live and let live” state. (Bill) My addendum: you really didn’t have to copy California on that one! And how crazy is it that Mexico City now has surpassed both states in providing equal rights for all?

>> All the two-faced “concernvative” citizens and pundits who are nitpicking things Obama is doing that Bush also did but they never nitpicked him for those things, did they? Noooooooooo, they most certainly did not. (Bill)

>>The OEC Pop Warner league for dominating yet another football post season and denying our teams a chance to play in Florida. Must you be the Yankees of youth football??

>>American Idol voters for screwing it up this year (though Adam is getting the last laugh with higher CD sales than any of the others). American Idol itself for interrupting Glee, the best new show on television which I would rather be watching since I already HAVE my all-time Idol 🙂

>>Female co-workers who seem allergic to putting on a new roll of toilet paper!

>>ANYONE who parks/stops in a red zone/school drop off line – NO, you people do NOT own the planet, be considerate!!

>>People who don’t clean up after their dogs, really, anywhere, but particularly on my lawn!

>>Cranky charity directors who clearly have not learned the lesson that you catch more flies with honey, Honey! ROWR! Way to suck some spirit out of a day of giving.

>>Bloggers who only allow partial feeds to show through Reader programs. Yeah, that still bugs & I can say that because I’ve fixed mine 🙂

>>Cats who think it’s fine to wake up their human to play catch at 2am.

>>Any radio station that plays Creed or Nickleback

>>Red wine induced headaches like the one I have now – so cruel!

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